Caring for Aging Loved Ones and Yourself
All sessions will take place from 6:00 - 8:30 pm in the Martin Meyer Reception.
Are you involved with aging or ill parents or loved ones? Do you worry you have what it takes to be supportive through one of life’s greatest challenges? Do you feel isolated and alone? Overwhelmed? Rabbis report that confronting issues of aging are among the most difficult of conversations.
“Caring for Aging Loved Ones and Yourself” will be offered beginning this March. Rabbi Bauer, Rabbi Beth Singer and Rabbi Mintz will each lead two of the six sessions, along with guest presenters.
The goals of the program are to present information from experts, provide a safe place for people to share their challenges, learn from others and foster a supportive Emanu-El community during the stages of aging, illness/infirmity, and end of life. There is no charge. Registration is required, but you can attend as your time and needs permit.
Program schedule (subject to modification):
Tuesday, March 4 - Session I - How and When to Have That Difficult Conversation
Tuesday, March 18 -Session II - Caregiving and Resources for Your Loved Ones
Tuesday, April 1 - Session III - Legal and Financial Issues, the Business of Aging
Tuesday, April 22 - Session IV - Impacts of Aging: Physically, Mentally and Emotionally
Tuesday, May 6 - Session V - Yit'gadal v'yit'kadash: End of Life Jewish Perspectives and Practices
Tuesday, May 20 - Session VI - Lessons Learned and How the Community Moves Forward
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Hear Lessons From Session I
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